All four of Spectrasonics’ instruments now have full native support for Apple Silicon based Macs and Steinberg’s latest VST3 plug-in standard.
What’s more, they’re reporting “extraordinary performance at low buffer settings” on M1-series Macs, which translates to more instances per pound and better latency performance – “even with inexpensive off-the-shelf Apple laptops.”
As of this moment that means the 13″ M1 MacBook Pro and the current MacBook Air, but the performance gains would apply to the Mac Minis as well.
Spectrasonics also includes maintenance improvements, optimizations, and fixes in the latest updates. For a full list, please see the update notes for each instrument.
Eric Persing, Spectrasonics’ founder, emphasizes that VST3 is important for the future of their instruments. It’s the basis for MIDI 2.0 development, which they’re working on, he says.
To download, open up your Spectrasonics instruments and use the “Get Updates” feature on the splash page. If you have an older version, download and install the updates from your Spectrasonics User Account.